Kashmir. 239 Army columns are deployed for Op
MEGH RAHAT alongwith 80 Medical Teams. A total of 57,577 persons
have been evacuated. 1,622 persons have been evacuated by air amd
9,550 persons have been provided medical aid. In Srinagar, the Army
has deployed additional 89 BAUT columns. So far more than 9,000
civilians have been rescued from Srinagar and 2,000 persons have
been provided shelter in BB Cantonment.
On 09 Sep 14, 16 heptrs of the Army
flew 82 sorties to induct approx 20 tonnes. 271 persons were
evacuated by the heptrs.
Resources being mov to Srinagar on 10
Sep including 30,000 liters of water, food items, 1,000 blankets,
100 tents and water filled jerricans.
To ensure communication in the
affected areas, the Army had already provided satellite phones to
the civ administration. Additional nine satellite phones and 100
Mobile Cell Communication Sets are planned to be distributed to
civilian officials on 10 Sep for coord the relief effort. 10 STD
booths are planned to be set up for the people to communicate. Also
30 generator sets with mobile charging stations are being air lifted
from Chandigarh to Srinagar on 10 Sep 14. In addition, Aircel is
being assisted to revive mobile services from tower at Barzula and
satellite connectivity is being provided to the mobile BTS of BSNL
lifted from Kargil to BB Cantt.